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Winter Track, Girls BB Honored

The Mineola girl’s Varsity and JV basketball program received the Nassau County Girl’s Basketball Officials Association Sportsmanship Award. Out of 56 participating schools, the Lady Mustangs scored the highest as coaches and teams are rated by the official after each game.

 

Respect of officials, respect for visiting team, and coach’s behavior on the sideline are just a few of the areas that are scored. This is the third time Mineola High School Girl’s has been honored with this award.

 

The last time was in the 2009-10 season, where the Lady Mustangs also were conference champions. Varsity players include Kati Priolo, Samantha Venus, Samantha Pastore, Lizzy Brown, Kelly Behan, Gabby Jurksas, Erica Barron, Mallory Donelan, Monika Dharia, Erin

Beatty, and Jules Caruso, coached by Denise Zunno. JV players include, Lisa Burns, Tina Conway, Patricia Fernandez, Kathleen Guda, Velencia Hurd, Megan Kelly, Giannina Lird, Bella Mozzone, Brianna Mundy and Elizabeth Ryan. Caitlin Orlando is their coach.

 

The boys winter track team was awarded the Conference 6 Team Sportsmanship award. The winner is selected by the coaches in Conference 6, and is a testament to the professionalism, respect, tact, and maturity that the Mineola track team has practiced throughout the season’s duration, under the leadership of captains Dylan Bestler, Jake Tavernite, Andrew Pereira and Ryan Kelly. Mineola was also the Conference 6 Champion, defeating Seaford, Clarke, Friends Academy, Malverne, East Rockaway, Oyster Bay, Wheatley, and Locust Valley.

 

 

— From Mineola High School


News

Way before Home Depot or Ace Hardware came into existence, there were little mom-and-pop shops like Munder’s True Value on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park. The hardware store, which opened its doors in 1948, is somewhat of a suburban dinosaur having outlasted several other hardware stores in the area.

 

“My father, Charles, opened this store in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” said Bill Munder, who took over the store operation seven years ago. “His parents wanted to know his plans after he returned home from the marines and he decided to open this store on Hillside Avenue.”

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from the Mineola School District showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, Mineola had some of the lowest numbers, with eight students opting out of the English Language Arts test. However, not a single Mineola student missed the math test. In East Williston, the opt out rates were 75 students in ELA and 60 in math.


Sports

The New York Cosmos hosted the Mineola Athletic Association’s Soccer Club recently for its penultimate fall 2014 home game. More than 140 members of the MAA soccer club and their families came out on a chilly October evening to show their love of the game. Twenty-two Mineola boys and girls had the honor of escorting the New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury players onto the field in the traditional “Walk of Champions.”

 

The Mineola spirit must have inspired the home team, as spectators enjoyed the exciting 2-1 Cosmos victory, with the game-winning goal coming in stoppage time.


As a current member of the Mineola High School Varsity Soccer team, senior, Catherine Cunningham has been dominating the scoring for the Mustangs.  She has 12 goals and two assists in the last seven games. 

 

In her last week of play alone, she amassed six goals in just three games. As a captain for the last two years, Cunningham has been an All-Conference and All-Class player, leading her team to two victories so far this season. 


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